Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Grand Cypress Golf Club is annually rated as one of the best Orlando golf courses. The traditional layout of the North, South, and East Nines at Grand Cypress Golf Club offer a variety of mental and physical stimuli that test accuracy rather than strength and distance. The original North-South combination, marked by sharply ledged fairways, tall shaggy mounds, and plateau greens perched above water or sand, is a demanding, target-style test. The sportier, more wooded East Nine is more generous, with less bunkering (particularly in front of the greens) allowing for more run-up shots.
The highly acclaimed "New Course" is Nicklaus' homage to the Old Course in St. Andrews with wide open fairways, double greens, and strategically placed pot bunkers.
Due to major resort renovations, The New Course is the only 18 holes available for play in 2020 and 2021. The North/South/East courses will be redesigned from 27 holes to 18 holes. The reopening of redesigned course is expected in 2022 to coincide with the reopening of the revitatlized Villas at Grand Cypress.
Grand Cypress Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 Best Orlando golf courses.
Set in the midst of an open meadow, the New Course at Grand Cypress is Jack Nicklaus' tribute and homage to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland. The New Course at Grand Cypress adds another dimension of play to the Orlando golf scene with steeper and more challenging bunkers and slopes. This Scottish links masterpiece is complete with double greens, stone bridges and walls, gorse mounds, burns, and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet... all in the spirit of the true Scottish original.
A "links-style" design to its greatest degree, reminders of St. Andrews appear throughout the course with 150-plus bunkers, elevated tees and greens, stone walls, a winding burn (including a stone bridge crossing), and seven huge, double greens. Plus, replicas of the world-famous first and 18th holes at St. Andrews Old Course and Nicklaus' version of the Road Hole. It's quite a tribute to the Old Course with tournament quality conditions daily.
Very little water comes into play on the New Course, but when it does it just may surprise you. Very few trees are located within the interior of the course, creating plenty of room to drive the ball. However, even the best of drives will be challenged, as even the slightest slice or fade can cause the best of golfers to find themselves looking in the wrong fairway for their ball. Impeccable playing conditions year-round for every caliber of golfer.
Easily accessible off I-4 in Orlando, Grand Cypress has been a golfing favorite since arriving on the Orlando golf scene..